After working as a missionary in Bangalore, Godfrey Phillips became Professor of Missions at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham.
Introduction Part One: The Present Use of the Old Testament I. The Old Testament Among Primitive Populations, Particularly in Africa II. The Old Testament in India III. The Old Testament in China Part Two: The Contents of the Old Testament Viewed in the Light of Missionary Experience I. The Pagan Religious Background of the Old Testament II. What Happened to the Jews, and to Them Alone Part Three: The Old Testament in the History of the Church I. Jesus and the Old Testament II. The First Church and the Old Testament III. The Old Testament in the Later History of the Church IV. The Old Testament in the Church Today Part Four: Constructive Conclusions From This Study I. General Conclusions Affecting All Areas II. Conclusions Affecting Primitive Peoples III. Conclusions Affecting India IV. Conclusions Affecting China Appendix: The Old Testament and Islam Postscript Bibliographical Notes Scripture Passages Quoted General Index